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Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

Biodiversity Research Institute

Come to Brazil and learn more about Biodiversity & the Environment!

Iporanga, Brazil, South America.
The Biodiversity Research Institute is a nonprofit NGO that develops biodiversity research and environmental education programs for the purpose of ecological conservation.

95% response rate , 16 hour(s) response time.
YAAPHA (YOUTH IN ACTION AGAINST POVERTY AND HIV/AIDS) is a non profit organization working in Tanzania main land.Established in 2010 and got registered in July 2011. YAAPHA operates in Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Kigoma Regions.


Gauchar, India, South Asia.
92% response rate
Pyunli was registered in Nov 2015 (Regd No-21/2015-2016) which believes in the process of social change through child education & women empowerment. Promoting volunteerism to build an international network. Area of function is a small town of Uttarakhand named Gauchar, 05 hrs drive from Rishikesh.

97% response rate , 25 hour(s) response time.
Kep Gardens Association is a vocational training center in rural Cambodia teaching various skills to help the local village youth gain employment.

75% response rate , 5 hour(s) response time.
FreeWildlifeBrazil Celine is an animal release center situated in the Atlantic Forest. We combat the hunting, trafficking and illegal capture of wild animals and offer them a chance of freedom!

Teatro Angeleño, Inc.

Volunteer in a community Theater, teaching Arts and Drama!

Angeles City, Philippines, South East Asia.
70% response rate , 60 hour(s) response time.
Educational Community Theater in Angeles City, Philippines

95% response rate
Un poco del Chocó is a private nature reserve and biological station in the montane rainforest of Northwest Ecuador.

We are a non profit organization organizing service-service programs to connect young leaders from the Amazon and the western world

Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya.

81% response rate , 7 hour(s) response time.
We are a small Thai local non-profit based in Chiang Mai. Our mission is to improve living and environmental conditions for vulnerable tribal communities in Northern Thailand.

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It’s true that there are many ways to make an impact on the environment daily.  We can become more eco-conscious, make sustainable choices, and more. Choosing to volunteer in environmental projects abroad has its own unique benefits - the first being that you can actually be a part of a change that affects both a cause you believe in AND yourself. 

Where Should you start?

If you’re eager to venture off and look for environmental volunteer opportunities, the best place to start is by taking into account that the world of ecological, green, and environmental volunteering is extremely vast. That’s why researching the different environmental volunteering opportunities offered by organizations across regions and countries has a clear-cut benefit down the road. Organizations and projects focus on restoration, conservation, revegetation, and education; while activities will range from getting your hands dirty (literally speaking - planting a tree isn’t the cleanest job) to conceptualizing the best cleaning campaign ever thought of. 

3 Steps to find your environmental volunteering opportunities 

First, mark down the parts of the world you’d be excited to visit - Southeast Asia, Africa, South America - opportunities can be easily found everywhere.

Then, consider the fields of activity you would like to participate in. Whether it’s marine life or amazon rainforests; if you’re an eager diver or an avid climber, you will surely succeed in matching between the field and your passion. Once you’ve found that there’s an operation up and running in the settings you’re after (try and avoid looking for a reforestation organization around the Namibian Desert, for example) focus on the activity of specific organizations, and add to that the skills you are looking to contribute. For example, many activities in the field of environmental volunteering touch upon education and community engagement, leadership skills, analytical skills, and social media skills. If you’re looking for some more groundwork there are many organizations that focus on conservation and development.   

Now, there you have it! - Decide where you want to travel, what you want to focus on, and the skills you have to offer, and you’ll be ready to change the world in no time! Go greenie!